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Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is Done!

That’s it! National Novel Writing Month is over! Hopefully, you reached your goal for the month and wrote a 50k word novel. Now, set it aside, get some rest and forget about it for at least a month, before you start to revise.

Short Film Entertainment

So, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and you should be at least three-quarters done with your NaNoWriMo novel. But, instead of writing you’re here. That means one of two things; either you’re so far ahead that you can take a break, or you’re so far behind that you’ve decided to cut yourself some slack. Either […]

Fractal Film Break

I’ve got even more sci-fi short-film goodness for you this week. As I did the first two Fridays of the month, I’m sharing some distractions from National Novel Writing Month, even though I’m not actually participating. Writing, especially at the pace required for NaNoWriMo can be mentally fatiguing, so I decided that sharing something visual […]

Another Short Film Break

Last week I shared a short sci-fi film, and I’ve got another one for you this week. This is National Novel Writing Month and, while I’ve elected to not participate again this year, I thought it’s be nice if I gave those of you who are trying to crank out a novel a little break […]

Eye Candy Break

So, if you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month, you might need a break. That’s what I’m going to give you all month long, on Friday, during NaNoWriMo; something you can just enjoy for a few minutes without thinking about your novel. A break from word-counts and deadlines and how your characters aren’t doing what […]

NaNoWriMo Begins!

If you’re going to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year, you can officially start NOW!

NaNoWriMo Prep – Templates and Worksheets

Trying to get all your ideas and characters organized for National Novel Writing Month? I can help! It may not always be obvious, especially to those closest to me, but I love being organized. What’s probably more obvious is that I played a lot of role-playing games growing up. I think it’s safe to say […]

NaNoWriMo Prep

Next month is National Novel Writing Month. Are you ready? I suppose a better first question is actually “Are you going to participate?” I, for example, am not. I tried it once, several years ago, but ever since then I’ve just been too busy, and too out of practice writing fiction, to try it again. […]

It’s Not Magic

It’s an illusion! At least, that’s what Doug Henning would say. Hey, look, it’s been a rough month.  What with the elections, the holiday and NaNoWriMo, you’ve had a lot going on.  I mean, a lot. No matter who you wanted to win the Presidential Elections this year, the campaign has been brutal.  And, frankly, […]

The Inevitable Writer’s Block

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this month, you should be about two thirds done with your novel. If you’re not, don’t worry about it! And, either way, it seems like a good week to talk about writer’s block. Now, assuming that you’ve been writing this whole time, the most common forms of writer’s block, namely […]


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